Potentially Hurtful and Harmful Illegal downloading (also known as piracy) is when a user downloads a copy of paid content for free without permission from the owner. This includes music, TV shows, movies, video games, audiobooks, ebooks and sports broadcasts. Streaming paid content for free (by watching it on a video sharing site) is often […]
In-app purchases and loot boxes?
Commercialism In-app purchases are a popular way for individuals and businesses to make money. Rather than charging people a fee to download an app/game, they offer it for free and offer the option to purchase features and content inside the app. In games these can include unlocking extra levels and characters, purchasing extra lives or […]
How people make money online?
Commercialism One of the most popular ways for content creators and businesses to make money is to display advertising alongside online content. This could be in the form of adverts displayed on a webpage, adverts that play before, during or after content on video sharing and streaming services or adverts that are displayed in apps […]
Respecting copyright online?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Copyright protects a person or organisation’s work and stops others from using it without their permission. Copyright automatically applies when someone creates original literary and non-literary works such as books, movies, videos, images, songs/music, video games and software. If someone copies or uses the work of someone else without permission, the […]
Managing data collection?
Personal Data Some online services offer settings for controlling the data that is collected about you. Many offer you the ability to download any data that the service has collected about you, including browsing and search history, location logs and use of any apps linked to that service. Some services will allow you to toggle […]
Personal data collection and use by companies?
Personal Data Data drives the internet, and personal data is a part of that. A user’s personal data may be collected by apps, online services and devices they use. This data can take a number of different forms, from personal details that a user gives about themselves in order to sign up to an online […]